While I always feel a little sad to see the weekend slip away, I like the hard reset of Mondays. With new resolutions in place and wanting to have more vegetables, I tried chayotes for the first time. A cross between a squash, cucumber and melon that are available year round, I’d see them in the grocery store but never thought to try them. Consulting Diana Kennedy’s The Art of Mexican Cooking, I julienned and sauteed them with Serrano peppers in safflower oil and cooked them covered till they were al dente, then added a little cilantro and sea alt to taste. An easy preparation for a fresh start.
I’m intrigued. What do you recommend to eat with this??
I had salmon cooked on one side with lemon, salt and pepper then a little olive oil and it went really well. Chayotes can also be baked au gratin or stuffed so Ill be trying that next.
I love vegetables, but I never thought in trying one as strange as this one…!!!!
Is call Romanescu….It’s so pretty, prefect and strange that is like eating art…
And taste delicius….
It’s like a coliflower, but more soft…
Just boiled, with salt, and a little bit of fry garlic… great….
I have to try that as soon as I find one – love fruits and vegetables that look like little aliens. I was in Chinatown the other day and saw pitayas or dragon fruit everywhere (though one place called it devil’s fruit):
Something else to try…